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Old 12-13-2009, 05:42 AM   #16
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Catch them and go fishing. Sorry I had to do that.
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:25 AM   #17
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Frogs, lots and lots of FROGS! Then snakes to get rid of the frogs. Then Mongoose to get rid of the snakes. Then figure out how to get your wive to come back. Now seriously: Crickets lay eggs in sandy dirt. What type dirt is under your home? You may need to find some type treatment for the dirt first to get rid of the eggs, then consider laying plastic on the dirt to prevent the crickets from laying eggs in the future. The plastic will also aid in moisture control under your home. Good Luck, David
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:37 PM   #18
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OK... I have tried the Hedge Apples or Hedge Balls as we call them here. They work beautifully... and are free, if you can find a tree. They are quite common here. No Odor and non-toxic to pets and family... hmmmm... Free, easy and safe. Sounds like a winner. Just throw a few around your crawl space and they will solve your problem.
Well, how about that?
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:11 AM   #19
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Well, how about that?
What can I say?I still believe that a real pest control person is the correct answer. There are parts of the country where Osage orange trees do not grow.
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No,I don't think so but when your basement has about 10,000 of them, it can be annoying, especially if the wife has a phobia about anything that flutters, jumps, flies, crawls, etc.My pest control guy came and sprayed once inside and comes every other month and sprays the perimeter outside and no more crickets.
Terrifying the wife can be WAY WORSE than any structural damage! No sleep, constant headache, back ache, (from sleeping on the couch) LOL That is the one reason I MAKE SURE WITHOUT A DOUBT any couch we buy, is COMFY enough to sleep on!
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Why would anyone want to get rid of such a lovely creature?

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Old 12-30-2009, 11:13 PM   #22
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$2.00 worth of Niban bait. You can scatter it with a gloved hand.

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